It's camping time

Staff report
Posted 5/16/19

Though the Carson National Forest is keeping the Fawn Lakes campground closed for the time being due to flooding, there's plenty of other places to pitch a tent in the forest.

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It's camping time

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Though the Carson National Forest is keeping the Fawn Lakes campground closed for the time being due to flooding, there's plenty of other places to pitch a tent in the forest.

Developed campgrounds and picnic areas on the Carson National Forest will be opening soon.

On Saturday (May 18), the following campgrounds will be opened for the season: June Bug, Columbine, Goat Hill, Elephant Rock, Santa Barbara, Agua Piedra, Upper and Lower La Junta, Duran Canyon and Comales.

Then, on May 24, these campgrounds will open: Hopewell, Cimmaron, McCrystal, Las Petacas, Capulin, La Sombra, Lower Hondo, Cuchilla, Cuchilla del Medio and Twining.

According to a press release from the Carson National Forest, "Los Piños, Lagunitas, Trout Lakes, and Canjilon Lakes are still being impacted by snow. These opening dates will be communicated as soon as we know that the sites are accessible.

"The west side of the Valle Vidal Unit in Taos County is closed through June 30 for elk calving but Forest Road 1950 is open to the public all the way through the Valle Vidal. In the closed area you are not allowed to leave your vehicle."

Visit fs.usda.gov/activity/carson/recreation/camping-cabins for more specific information. Some campgrounds can be reserved online by visiting recreation.gov.

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